Lacework Selected to 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America

Award Recognizes North America’s Unique and Pioneering Tech Entrepreneurs

June 21, 2017

Mountain View, CA – June 21, 2017 – Lacework, a provider of cloud workload security solutions, has been named to Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2017, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. Selections for the 2017 edition of the Red Herring 100 North America award are based upon technological innovation, financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration.

“2017’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Alex Vieux, publisher, and CEO of Red Herring. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.”

Lacework Polygraph is the industry’s first zero-touch cloud workload security platform that delivers insights into workloads – from users to applications, processes, VMs, containers, and machines –  enabling instant detection of breaches and insider threats, for public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments. With Polygraph, Lacework eliminates the reliance on labor-intensive policy and rule development and time-consuming log correlation activities that characterize today’s alternatives. Unlike other solutions on the market today, Lacework Polygraph was developed to provide end-to-end visibility so security professionals get a complete picture of an attack or insider threat and respond more quickly and effectively.

“Today, traditional static security solutions based on rules and policies are not flexible enough, and too labor-intensive, to follow the pace of change we see in dev ops. At Lacework, we allow organizations to rapidly identify anomalies and spend more time and energy implementing the required changes to remediate them in the future,” said Jack Kudale, CEO, Lacework. “The Red Herring 100 is widely regarded as influential for discovering the most promising private ventures and technologies from around the world. We are honored by this recognition from Red Herring as it is yet another validation to the innovation our team is developing with our Polygraph platform.”

Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups for more than two decades. Twenty criteria underlie the scoring and process, which include, but are not limited to the level of specialty, disruptiveness of the solution in its respective markets, technological advantage, and CEO/team experience and track record. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the company’s actual track record and standing, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable tool for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting-edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models showcased here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Lacework embodies the drive, skill, and passion on which tech thrives. Lacework should be proud of its achievement – the competition was incredibly strong.”

The Lacework Polygraph platform provides a complete picture of the entire cyber kill chain for end-to-end visibility so security professionals can connect and visualize elements of an attack or insider threat to respond more quickly and effectively. To learn more about Lacework and the benefits of the Polygraph Platform, please visit the company’s website and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.


About Lacework
Based in Mountain View, California, Lacework is the industry’s first zero-touch, cloud workload security platform that provides breach detection, insider threat management, workload insights, and investigation analysis. After nearly two years of dedicated development and testing, Polygraphs, Lacework’s flagship offering, has been built to significantly compress the breach detection cycle, reduce false positives, provide high precision alerts, and simplify investigation analysis. Lacework’s solution provides security for dynamic datacenter, cloud and container workloads without requiring any policies, rules or manual tagging. Lacework automatically discovers customers’ workloads, applications, and users, along with their interactions, by creating Polygraphs.

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